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CFP: Focus on German Studies, Vol. 25/26 (DEADLINE: October 1, 2018)

Focus on German Studies is an annually published journal which features the original scholarship of graduate students. We are currently seeking articles for publication for Vol. 25/26  for the 2018/2019 academic year, due October 1, 2018. 

Focus casts as broad a net as possible, encouraging publication on all aspects of German Studies to reflect the varied intellectual engagement and research conducted by graduate students. Submissions are accepted in English and German.

ANN; H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-German: 13 August - 20 August 2018

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 13 August 2018 to 20 August 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-German.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.



EUROPEAN HISTORY / STUDIES

ANN: H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-German: 6 August - 13 August 2018

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 6 August 2018 to 13 August 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-German.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.



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TOC: German Politics and Society (Vol. 36, Issue 2: The Politics and Power after the 2017 Bundestag Election) (2018)

In this second special issue of German Politics and Society, titled “The Politics and Power after the 2017 Bundestag Election,” the contributions continue the in-depth examination of German politics after the September 2017 Bundestag elections.

ANN: JDC Archives Launches Updated Website

The JDC Archives is pleased to announce the launch of its revamped website. Along with a crisper and cleaner look and improved navigation, the site’s functionality has been modernized, making it more user and mobile friendly. The website also includes a collection database with pdfs of documents, images of photos and artifacts and an index of 500,000 names.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, Felix Römer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Manuel Schramm

Schramm on Berghoff and Logemann and Römer, 'The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective'

Hartmut Berghoff, Jan L. Logemann, Felix Römer, eds. The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective. London: Oxford University Press, 2017. ix + 371 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878426-5.

Reviewed by Manuel Schramm (Technische Universität Chemnitz) Published on H-German (August, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Sara Lennox
Reviewer: 
Robbie Aitken

Aitken on Lennox, 'Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture'

Sara Lennox. Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. 376 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-231-7.

Reviewed by Robbie Aitken (Sheffield Hallam University, Humanities Research Center) Published on H-German (April, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Jochen Böhler, Robert Gerwarth, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeff Rutherford

Rutherford on Böhler and Gerwarth, 'The Waffen-SS: A European History'

Jochen Böhler, Robert Gerwarth, eds. The Waffen-SS: A European History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xviii + 372 pp. Illustrations. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-879055-6.

Reviewed by Jeff Rutherford (Wheeling Jesuit University) Published on H-German (March, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Bodie A. Ashton
Reviewer: 
Ursula Rombeck-Jaschinski

Rombeck-Jaschinski on Ashton, 'The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871'

Bodie A. Ashton. The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 240 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-00007-0.

Reviewed by Ursula Rombeck-Jaschinski (Universität Stuttgart) Published on H-German (February, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50116

Author: 
Noah Benezra Strote
Reviewer: 
Mark Clark

Clark on Strote, 'Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany'

Noah Benezra Strote. Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. xii + 357 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21905-0.

Reviewed by Mark Clark (University of Virginia-Wise) Published on H-German (February, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

Author: 
Janosch Steuwer
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Sederberg

Sederberg on Steuwer, '"Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse": Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939'

Janosch Steuwer. "Ein Drittes Reich, wie ich es auffasse": Politik, Gesellschaft und privates Leben in Tagebüchern 1933-1939. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2017. 611 pp. EUR 49.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-3003-0.

Reviewed by Kathryn Sederberg (Kalamazoo College) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50185

Author: 
John C. Swanson
Reviewer: 
H. Glenn Penny

Penny on Swanson, 'Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary'

John C. Swanson. Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germanness in Twentieth-Century Hungary. Pitt Russian East European Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. 464 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6429-2.

Reviewed by H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa) Published on H-German (January, 2018) Commissioned by David Harrisville

Author: 
Sandrine Kott
Reviewer: 
Ned Richardson-Little

Richardson-Little on Kott, 'Communism Day-to-Day: State Enterprises in East German Society'

Sandrine Kott. Communism Day-to-Day: State Enterprises in East German Society. Trans. Lisa Godin-Roger. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. 368 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11871-7.

Reviewed by Ned Richardson-Little (University of Exeter) Published on H-German (November, 2017) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Author: 
James C. Enns
Reviewer: 
Benjamin C. Pearson

Pearson on Enns, 'Saving Germany: North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany, 1945 -1974'

James C. Enns. Saving Germany: North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany, 1945 -1974. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 328 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4913-5.

Reviewed by Benjamin C. Pearson (Excelsior College) Published on H-German (November, 2017) Commissioned by David Harrisville

Author: 
Jan Hansen
Reviewer: 
Claudia Kemper

Kemper on Hansen, 'Abschied vom Kalten Krieg?: Die Sozialdemokraten und der Nachrüstungsstreit (1977–1987)'

Jan Hansen. Abschied vom Kalten Krieg?: Die Sozialdemokraten und der Nachrüstungsstreit (1977–1987). Berlin: de Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2016. viii + 289 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-11-044684-5.

Reviewed by Claudia Kemper (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung) Published on H-German (October, 2017) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

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